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Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 31, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2018 spring turkey season, state wildlife officer Josh Shields, assigned to Union County, was on patrol when he observed two turkey hunters returning from the woods. Upon contacting the two hunters, officer Shields learned that one of the hunters had harvested a turkey a few days earlier. That hunter had failed…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 17, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • On a day in July, state wildlife officers Josh Shields, assigned to Union County, and Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, using their patrol boat contacted 16 anglers at Indian Lake. Four summonses were issued to anglers for fishing without licenses and fishing with more than two rods per person. The violations resulted…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Aug. 3, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While on bicycle patrol at Quarry Park, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, observed a man and woman fishing from the banks of the lake. He contacted the pair and asked how the fishing was going. They both admitted to fishing without a license, which is required at Quarry Park….

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 6, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During Memorial Day weekend, state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, was working near Kiser Lake where he had been receiving complaints that people were leaving litter on one of the fishing piers. Officer Tipton watched a pair of anglers, and shortly before dark he observed each angler throw an empty…

Ohio to take part in Operation Dry Water

Columbus — There have been several drownings on Ohio waterways in the past week or so, and that is several too many. Wearing a personal flotation device might have saved at least some of the victims. Far too many people go for no good reason. And, according to published reports, the recent deaths don’t mention the use of alcohol while…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 22, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • This past spring, state wildlife officer John Coffman, assigned to Fayette County, was patrolling the Deer Creek spillway. He contacted a man fishing alone who showed officer Coffman his fishing license. A brief time later, officer Coffman contacted another man who had a fishing license with the same name as the man earlier….

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 8, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • State wildlife officer Matt Teders, assigned to Madison County, was investigating a deer checked in as a landowner-harvested animal. During the investigation, officer Teders could not locate any property in Plain City where the hunter lived that was owned by the hunter. Officer Teders interviewed the hunter and determined that the man was…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 25, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2018 January waterfowl season, state wildlife officer Josh Elster, assigned to Pickaway County, was informed of a waterfowl hunter who had fallen into the Scioto River. With the air temperatures in the single digits officer Elster knew it could be a time-sensitive situation. Officer Elster contacted one of the hunting groups…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 11, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • During the 2017 Ohio deer gun season, state wildlife officer Adam Smith, assigned to Logan County, received information from the Turn-In-A-Poacher hotline that someone had shot and killed a deer from a vehicle with a muzzleloader. Officer Smith had the description of the suspect’s vehicle and after an investigation he identified the suspect,…

Ohio Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 27, 2018

Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • Occasionally, state wildlife officers review the online game-check database for suspicious reports. Recently, state wildlife officer Chad Grote, assigned to Marion County, investigated a deer that had been checked in as a harvest from Delaware County. The individual lived in Marion County and had checked in the deer using an antlerless deer permit…

Informational seminar to focus on Ohio’s pollinators

A bee gathering nectar from a spring twinleaf (Jeffersonia diphylla) flower. The fragile flowers bloom around Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, April 13, and last for only a few days. (Photo by Frank Hinchey)Pollinating insects are making up for lost time in Ohio as a late spring wakes up nectar-filled wildflowers along byways, in fields and prairies, and residential backyards. To better help Ohioans…